Definitions for materialməˈtɪər i əl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word material
the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
"coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
"the archives provided rich material for a definitive biography"
fabric, cloth, material, textile(noun)
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
things needed for doing or making something
"writing materials"; "useful teaching materials"
a person judged suitable for admission or employment
"he was university material"; "she was vice-presidential material"
concerned with worldly rather than spiritual interests
"material possessions"; "material wealth"; "material comforts"
derived from or composed of matter
"the material universe"
directly relevant to a matter especially a law case
"his support made a material difference"; "evidence material to the issue at hand"; "facts likely to influence the judgment are called material facts"; "a material witness"
concerned with or affecting physical as distinct from intellectual or psychological well-being
"material needs"; "the moral and material welfare of all good citizens"- T.Roosevelt
having material or physical form or substance
"that which is created is of necessity corporeal and visible and tangible" - Benjamin Jowett
substantial, real, material(adj)
having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary
"the substantial world"; "a mere dream, neither substantial nor practical"; "most ponderous and substantial things"- Shakespeare
Matter which may be shaped or manipulated, particularly in making something.
Asphalt, composed of oil and sand, is a widely used material for roads.
Text written for a specific purpose.
We were a warm-up act at the time; we didn't have enough original material to headline.
A sample or specimens for study.
Cloth to be made into a garment.
You'll need about a yard of material to make this.
A person who is qualified for a certain position or activity.
Joe Manchin is a great governor, and I also believe he is presidential material.
Having to do with matter.
This compound has a number of interesting material properties.
Worldly, as opposed to spiritual.
Don't let material concerns get in the way of living a good life.
Origin: From material, from materialis, from materia "wood, material, substance" from mater "mother". Displaced native andweorc (from andweorc).
consisting of matter; not spiritual; corporeal; physical; as, material substance or bodies
hence: Pertaining to, or affecting, the physical nature of man, as distinguished from the mental or moral nature; relating to the bodily wants, interests, and comforts
of solid or weighty character; not insubstantial; of cinsequence; not be dispensed with; important
pertaining to the matter, as opposed to the form, of a thing. See Matter
the substance or matter of which anything is made or may be made
to form from matter; to materialize
Material is anything made of matter, constituted of one or more substances. Wood, cement, hydrogen, air, water and any other matter are all examples of materials. Sometimes the term "material" is used more narrowly to refer to substances or components with certain physical properties that are used as inputs to production or manufacturing. In this sense, materials are the parts required to make something else, from buildings and art to airplanes and computers. Material is also used to refer to a group of ideas, facts, information or data, that may provide the basis for or are part of some piece of work.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'material' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #737
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'material' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1528
Rank popularity for the word 'material' in Nouns Frequency: #185
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Class is material consumed.
Use disappointments as material for patience.
Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.
The papyri were completely covered in blazing-hot volcanic material.
Errors did not have a material impact on overall accuracy of the report.
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Translations for material
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- materialCatalan, Valencian
- materiálový, materiální, hmotný, materiálCzech
- materiale, materiel, stofDanish
- Material, materiell, Stoff, RohstoffGerman
- υλικός, ύφασμα, καίριος, ουσιώδης, υλικόGreek
- ŝtofo, materialoEsperanto
- significativo, materialSpanish
- مطلب, مادیPersian
- merkittävä, materiaali, aineisto, raaka-aine, olennainenFinnish
- matériau, matière, tissu, matériel, étoffeFrench
- adhbharScottish Gaelic
- significativa, significativo, materialGalician
- anyag, materiális, anyagiHungarian
- 題材, 人材, 資料, 生地, 物質, 素材, 布, 材料Japanese
- 材料, 물질, 재료, 物質Korean
- corporeus, verba scriptoris, materiaLatin
- wereldlijk, grondstof, materiële, materiaal, wereldlijke, materieel, naaigoedDutch
- stoff, materiell, materiale, tøyNorwegian
- materiał, materialnyPolish
- material, tecido, significativo, terreno, panoPortuguese
- material, materială, stofă, pânză, materie, material textilRomanian
- материал, важный, материальный, вещество, материя, тканьRussian
- materijal, материјалSerbo-Croatian
- material, materia, materiell, världsligSwedish
- 物質, vật chấtVietnamese
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